Media Who is Justin Gaethje’s Best UFC Win?

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  1. Tomas Black Belt

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    Justin Gaethje’s UFC resume:

    Michael Johnson (Win)
    Eddie Alvarez (Loss)
    Dustin Poirier (Loss)
    James Vick (Win)
    Edson Barboza (Win)
    Donald Cerrone (Win)

    All his wins: Johnson, Vick, Barboza, Cerrone.

    Michael Johnson: 2-3 in his last 5 prior to Justin Gaethje fight, coming off dominant loss to Khabib.
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    James Vick: 4-1 in his last 5 prior to Justin Gaethje fight. Beat one ranked fighter in the last 5 (Francisco Trinaldo #14)

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    Edson Barboza: 3-2 in his last 5 prior to Justin Gaethje fight. Is now 1-4 in his last 5, although I think most people who watched his Felder fight know who deserved the win. * People were salty because of Justin eye poking Barboza

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    Donald Cerrone: 3-2 in his last 5 prior to Justin Gaethje fight. Lost to Leon Edwards & Tony Ferguson, beat #4 ranked Al Iaquinta in the same calendar year.

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    Personally I'd say his Cerrone or Johnson wins were his best. Johnson because of the match up and Cerrone because of his resume in 2019.
     
  2. JabToucher Banned Banned

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    Barboza imo
     
  3. Wizzlebiz Wizzlebiz is the Wizziest

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    Best win Barboza.

    Most enjoyable win Vick by far.
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  4. Soul On Ice Banned Banned

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    Cerrone is better than Barboza

    Both head-2-head and on paper

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  5. latoya johnson Double Black Card

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    You can discredit a win over almost any opponent with one of two arguments:

    1. They have mixed wins and losses recently (against top competition);
    2. They haven't fought many opponents who are in the top 10.
     
  6. Fergelmince Black Belt

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    Vick because the KO was epic
     
  8. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    Conor. Made him pull a GSP and flee the division
     
  9. jkthenatural Snake In The Grass

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    I’m mightily confused on his two losses, those seem like good match ups for him tbh
     
  10. Safton Purple Belt

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    MJ is too inconsistent to be an amazing win and Vick is chinny these days. So that leaves Barboza and Donny. My gut says that Barboza is a slightly more impressive win than post-Ferguson Cowboy. It's up for grabs though.
     
  11. ulysse Life is tough ; Life is good

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    Edson Barboza (Win)
    But all his UFC fights were fun to watch
     
  12. rjmbrd Gold Belt

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    MJ consistently loses. He has occasionally and infrequently pulled of a surprise win. If they let him stick around he'll be a .500 fighter in the org.

    My vote is that Vick, Barboza and Cerrone are all roughly equal. They are all competent, but not elite.
     
  13. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    None of them are all that impressive individually imo, but KOing Vick, Cerrone and Barboza in the 1st rnd consecutively is as much as any of the other contenders have done.
     
  14. DelanoRunnymede Purple Belt

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    He basically finished Alvarez a few times but he came back from the dead.

    I think Dustin is the 2nd best LW in the world behind Khabib right now, so not too surprised by that one.
     
  15. YellowBanenoo Banned Banned

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    Too bad Ko'ing Vick has become sort of a trend.
     
  16. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    KOing Cerrone is catching on too.
     
  17. legkicktko Only the Strong Survive

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    Yeah that was back when Michael Johnson was better than Tony Ferguson Lmao
     
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    Barboza 26 strikes Cerrone 10. I know he finished him but I wouldn't go as far to say he's better.
     
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    Dive CERRONE
     
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    Poor dudes a punching bag.conrad would put a bad beatdown on him.
     

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